New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Albany, New York


ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a public benefit corporation, is being recognized for its continued excellence and leadership in delivering energy efficiency across many sectors of the New York economy. Each year, NYSERDA sets and meets higher goals for its portfolio of energy efficiency programs, and 2008 was no exception, with NYSERDA achieving energy savings of 640,000 MWh of electricity and more than 1.7 million Btu of fossil fuels. This is the fourth time that NYSERDA has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments in 2008 include:

         Expanding NYSERDAs network of ENERGY STAR home builder and Home Energy Rater partners in New York to more than 600 participants.

         Constructing more than 1,900 ENERGY STAR qualified new homes in 2008 for a reduction of nearly $1.8 million in energy costs and savings of more than 3 million kWh of electricity and over 163 million Btu of fossil fuels.

         Reaching a market penetration of 20% for single-family ENERGY STAR qualified new home construction in the New York area.

         Completing more than 4,000 whole-house retrofit projects through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, providing significant cost savings to homeowners.

         Benchmarking 90 million square feet of commercial office space through combined commercial real estate initiatives.

         Helping seven school districts earn the ENERGY STAR for 67 buildings, as well as 12 Leaders Awards.

         Encouraging nearly 11,000 New Yorkers to pledge to replace their five most frequently used bulbs to ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs, for a change out of more than 100,000 lights. This helped save more than 28 million kWh annually and $2.6 million in annual energy bill savings, preventing more than 41 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.

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